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Trump's Presidential Immunity Oral Arguments Begin April 25 In Supreme Court

Oral arguments in former President Donald Trump’s presidential immunity case will begin on April 25, according to the U.S. Supreme Court calendar.

The news follows the high court’s Monday decision to rule in his favor in a presidential ballot case stemming from Colorado, as well as former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s Wednesday decision to drop out of the presidential race.

Special counsel Jack Smith is looking to convict Trump of conspiring to defraud the United States, obstructing an official proceeding, conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiring to deprive millions of Americans of the right to have their votes counted. Trump has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The justices will rule on whether Trump is immune from being prosecuted for his part in the attempt to overthrow President Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 election. If they rule that he is immune, Smith’s case could essentially end.

Two courts have previously ruled against Trump’s immunity claims, but Smith’s criminal case is now on pause until after the Supreme Court’s decision, according to CNBC.

Smith has been pushing for the case to be brought to trial promptly, while Trump has pushed for the case to be delayed.

While the court could make the decision any time after it hears arguments, it’s possible that a decision could come between June and July, according to The Washington Post.

“The special counsel’s request to treat the stay application as a petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, and that petition is granted limited to the following question: Whether and if so to what extent does a former president enjoy presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office,” an unsigned order said.

Trump is also a defendant in several other cases. In the event that this case or others are delayed beyond the November election, Trump would be able to demand the Department of Justice drop them.

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